Chief Joe Igbokwe has appealed to Igbos in Lagos state to avoid participating in any form of protests similar to the last #EndSars that did not go down well.
The APC chieftain made the press statements on his Facebook timeline and said: “I do not expect that anybody that has Igbo blood running in him will be the part another brigandage in Lagos.”
Chief Joe Igbokwe warned Igbos in Lagos to eschew any pull by anybody or group of persons who wants to organise such protests again in Lagos.
The statements were in reference to plans by the Soro-Soke youths to embark on a fresh protest tagged “#OccupyLekkiTollGate” in order to stop the attempt to resuscitate the Lekki Toll Gates.
The protest was planned to commence on Saturday, 13th February 2021, but the Lagos state government as well as the Federal Government, have both issued warning that such protests.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
AN APPEAL TO IGBO IN LAGOS TO STAY AWAY FROM ANY FORM OF PROTESTS ANYWHERE IN LAGOS ON FEBRUARY 13 2021.
As the leader of NDIGBO in APC Lagos I am using the good offices to make a passionate appeal to all Igbo in Lagos to stay away from any form of protest being organized by one man called P Square( Peter or Paul Okoye from Ifitedunu Anambra State) or one Sowore in any space in Lagos State. I am a witness to the massive destruction Lives and Property we saw in Lagos during the #ENDSARS PROTESTS- a genuine protests that was hijacked by hoodlums and undesirable elements to inflict unimaginable pains and tears in the land of limitless opportunities. The professional protesters are gathering again and this time I do not expect that anybody that has Igbo blood running in him will be the part another brigandage in Lagos. What was destroyed in Lagos during the so called #ENDSARS PROTESTS will cost more than a trillion naira to rebuild and work is yet to start. I know as a leader what I went through during those days of the locusts. May God help us to get understanding on this matter. Igbo do not destroy, they build. Now if you join the hoodlums to destroy anything again then you are one of them and you are on your own. Please in the name God stay away from any protest in Lagos on 13th February 2021. Igbo should not and should never be part of it. Please go about your normal businesses that day and ignore any call to join the protest.